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The Challenge
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Greatness is demanding, but UCLA must meet the challenge for the sake of California and the nation.

The Challenge

SOCIETY REAPS THE BENEFITS OF UCLA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK THROUGH OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXPERTISE, AND THROUGH THE THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE, ECONOMIC ADVANCES AND SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS THAT ARE FOSTERED HERE.

 

 

By Albert Carnesale
Photography by Diana Koenigsberg, Reed Hutchinson ’71 and Amanda Friedman.
Architecture Photography by Dominique Vorillon

WITH THIS ISSUE OF UCLA MAGAZINE, we hope to engage our Bruin family in a conversation that is of vital importance to the entire university community: “Can UCLA afford to be great? Can we afford not to be?”

Four years ago I shared my vision that UCLA would continue its ascent among the world’s great universities. I remain confident, despite the challenges we face, that UCLA can and will realize that goal.

This is a challenge for UCLA primarily because our aspiration is so ambitious. Over the past 50 years, American universities have emerged as the best in the world. But to thrive in the 21st century, our nation’s research universities, UCLA among them, must adapt to powerful forces now shaping higher education — demographic trends, economic developments and the technological revolution, to name just a few.

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